Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21092 on 09/19/2011, Section 8-4 read as follows.


    The city clerk shall, on direction of the city council, conduct an election for the city council unless another political subdivision or special district is conducting an election on the same day, in which event the county clerk or other election authority established for the city pursuant to the state election laws shall conduct such election pursuant to the state election laws. On direction by the city council that the city clerk is to conduct an election, the city clerk shall notify the county clerk or election authority otherwise responsible for conducting the election. The notice shall be made not later than 5:00 p.m. on the eighth Tuesday prior to any election conducted by the city clerk, shall be in writing, and shall include the name of the city and a statement that the city intends to conduct its own election. If proper notice is not received by the county clerk or appropriate election authority by the time specified, the county clerk or appropriate election authority shall conduct the city's election. In conducting such elections, the city clerk shall have all powers and duties granted to county clerks or the election authorities under the provisions of the state election law. All elections conducted by the city clerk shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures of this chapter, the city charter, and the state election law.

(Code 1964, § 8.010(B))